As much as I’ve grown and changed in 31 years, one thing has remained a constant. My love of animals. Several of my friends foster dogs and cats and, well, it seemed like only a matter of time before I fell into the system as well.

Last Monday I received my first two charges: Sophie and Petunia. One miniature pinscher and one Italian greyhound(?). Both 6-months(ish) old, both with massive ears. Sophie is more timid, but plays a mean rope. Petunia is a hardcore play-all-the-timer, but gives good snuggles too. Both are lovers and being potty trained (a first for me!). This fostering thing is no joke, it is definitely work. I take them outside at least once an hour, break up dog fights, and listen to whines when it’s time for bed and they have to be crated. I don’t think I’d be able to do it if I weren’t working from home right now, that’s for sure. But I know when they go up for adoption in less than two weeks I’m going to feel the biggest sense of accomplishment (and a little sadness) as I send them off to their new homes.

For those of you in Oklahoma City, both Sophie and Petunia (along with 598 other animals) will be up for adoption at Midnight Woofness October 15-16!

  • fine little home

    October 5, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

    they are adorable! you are a rock star for opening your home and heart to these little darlings, best of luck!


  • rooth

    October 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm Reply

    It sounds like a lot of work but also very rewarding – how very kind of you!

  • Siobhan

    October 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply

    You are doing such a special thing by fostering these lovely girls! I know this, because we have 3 rescued German Shepherds. I remember how happy and loved they all were in their different foster homes and the concern their carers showed, trying to make sure they were going to *good* people and loving homes. It takes a big heart to foster! ~Siobhan

  • blogbytina!

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  • Juli

    October 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Good for you, Kelly. We foster cats and kittens and dearly love it. Nothing like seeing the little dude that came to you in not-so-good shape go off to a good, permanent home. The first one’s the hardest, but it gets easier.

  • Black Dog Salvage

    October 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm Reply

    they are adorable! i love fostering (i’m slightly addicted to puppy breath), although it is always so hard to say good-bye. you’re giving them such a great start to a new life. good luck and you’re definitely right…it’s a ton of work but so worth it! enjoy your charges and best wishes for their forever homes 🙂

  • Kelsey (Happyolks)

    October 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Welcome to the club! I started fostering in the spring, it’s such a great experience. Each new dog has a different lesson to teach us. 🙂

  • corrin

    October 7, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply

    They are absolutely adorbs. Good for you for taking them in – I just know I’d be heartbroken when it came time to send them to their forever homes.

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